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Dr. Brandon Gumbiner Achieves Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons Fellowship
KSB Podiatrist Dr. Gumbiner is one of only 80 Podiatrists to achieve an AENS Fellowship in the United States. This title represents experience with peripheral nerve surgery and completion of 200 specific peripheral nerve procedures with a review of 20 unique cases by the AENS Membership Board. It also requires fundamental nerve surgery, advanced nerve surgery, and microsurgery courses.
“I am very honored,” says Dr. Gumbiner. “I am a life-long learner, something I try to impress on our residents in their training that we must keep growing and learning through our careers. This means we provide the best and most up-to-date care to your patients and community.”
Partners Dr. Mauren and Dr. Swanson have also been trained in the procedures, taken the courses and are working towards fellowship. All KSB residents take the courses as part of their program curriculum.
“These procedures and surgeons are typically found in big cities or major universities,” adds Dr. Gumbiner. “We can provide that care here at KSB. We aim to be Illinois’s best and most inclusive foot and ankle practice and a top Podiatric Residency Program. Obtaining this fellowship status sets us apart, allows us to care for our patients, recognize pathology, and improve our community’s ability to live their lives to the fullest.”
KSB currently offers surgical options for nerve releases of the lower extremity (when nerves get entrapped from trauma/injury, previous surgery, scar tissue, or biomechanical causes), nerve transfers or transections (to resolve underlying nerve damage), and nerve transfers for revisional surgery (due to chronic pain in the lower extremity).
Dr. Gumbiner is also board-certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery in Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. He is a Fellow Member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery, the American Professional Wound Care Association, and now, the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons.